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Lot 507: Jensen Interceptor série III cabriolet

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Arguably the most glamorous and prestigious of all Interceptor variants, the Convertible represented the West Bromwich manufacturer's highest aspirations at the time of its introduction in 1974. The Series II incorporated revised front suspension, Girling brakes and a redesigned interior while the Series III, introduced in 1971, came with a 7.2-litre engine, better seats, central locking and alloy wheels. For 1974 Jensen adopted an improved, 330bhp version of the 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 on the 'J Series' MkIII, which also gained all the equipment, including air conditioning, that had been standard issue on the now-discontinued Interceptor SP. The major development that year though, was the introduction of the Convertible, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. By this time most other manufacturers had abandoned the convertible ahead of an expected US ban. When the latter failed to materialise, Jensen was left in a strong position, selling 506 Convertibles in the next two years. Today the Interceptor Convertible is one of Jensen's most sought after models. This left-hand drive example of Jensen's timeless classic was sold new in the USA. In 2009 the car was restored by the renowned UK marque specialist Cropredy Bridge Garage while the interior and soft-top were re-trimmed by upholstery specialists Rolig in Liège, Belgium. Benefiting from a recent new clutch, the car is offered with Romanian Carte Grise.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeCar
Lot Number507
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€23000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€23000
Year1975
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Chassis number2311 1692
Engine number4006630-440-3
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